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When someone begins to read what you’ve written, they’re allowing you and your words to change them.

Every time we experience something, we form new synaptic connections in our brain. So every time we read something, write something, listen to the radio, or have a conversation, etc., those experiences rewire and physically change our brain.

We’re in this constant state of change throughout our entire lives, from the moment the brain begins to form, right up until the moment of our death. So what’s important is that we become aware of what we’re interacting with, what kind of things we’re reading, what music we’re listening to, who we’re speaking with, etc., and how all of that stuff effects us. If we’re always listening to depressing, angry music, we’re going to start to develop those synaptic conections in our brain, and that’s going to effect how we act and how we react to the world. Same with reading and interacting with people. If we interact with very negative people, we’re going build negative associations with them. And over time those negative assocaitions spread and become more generalised, where we associate negativity with all people. So we start to think, oh I have to meet some people today, but to do that I have to leave my house and pass other people on the way, the world is such a negative place, I don’t want to meet anyone, I just want to stay at home and be alone. Life is shit. Alternatively, we can interact with nice, friendly, happy people (we choose the people we interact with, to a large degree). So even though we might meet some negative people by chance, we don’t have to spend much time engaging with them, so they have a minimal impact on our synaptic connections and our brain’s rewiring process.

All this brings me to the point of Blogging, or writing anything that’s going to be read by a large audience, or even a small audience. You have to remember, it’s a great honour to have your writing read by anyone, because, when that person begins to read what you’ve written, they’re allowing you and your words to change them. As they read your writing, their brains are physically changing. It’s changing who they are. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. Even if it’s on a level that’s barely recognisable, you’re changing someone’s personality, and in doing that you’re changing their life in some way. Those changes can be really small or they can be huge. You might give someone this massive insight into their life that makes them completely change and become an entirely new person, or they might miss the point and just be changed on some smaller level. But either way, the change happens.

So we can choose, when we’re writing , to write in a way that will positively effect people and give them a deeper awareness of themselves and a deeper understanding of life. Or we can write some kind of comedy sketch that gives them a laugh and helps them enjoy life. Or we could write complete shit and waffle, to confuse the crap out of people and send them into a depression. So it’s really important that we’re aware of how we effect the people that we write for. And being aware of that, I feel it’s very important that we do our absolute best to write the highest quality, most accurate, and beneficial information we can possibly offer to the world and to the people that read our blogs, articles, facebook posts, books, etc.

So that’s it. Be aware of what you’re writing. Take note of how it effects you. If you write something that inspires you and makes you feel good, then that’s what you should be writing. If it doesn’t inspire you or make you feel good, or you feel in doubt about it, then it’s not something you should be writing because it’s going to have that same affect on the people who read it.

Thanks for reading. It’s an honour to write for you ๐Ÿ™‚ This post was transcribed from a conversation I had with myself. I do have some unusual, yet surprisingly informative conversations with myself ๐Ÿ˜›ย I hopeย it had and is still having a positive impact on you.

Love โค

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Liebster award

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Today I was nominated by Jenni Burke for the Liebster Award. Thank you Jenni ๐Ÿ™‚ The idea of this award is to help promote relatively new blogs that have a following of less than 200 people.

How does it work?

When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself, then you answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you. After this, you nominate 11 more bloggers and ask them 11 more questions.11 random facts about me.

1) I’m married to Catherine, my amazing wife. 2) I’m the father of two awesome children, Shane (11) and Aoife (2). 3) I’m a vegetarian, but I’m totally cool with cooking meat for other people. 4) I speed read books for the fun of it (if you haven’t tried speed reading, you’re missing out on something really cool). 5) I’ve had 3 near death experiences, brought on by meditation (they really change the way you see the world). 6) I’ve never done a skydive, but I would love to try one. 7) I have an unhealthy addiction to adrenalin, which makes me do stupid things like submit books to publishers and fight people (in a gym, with proper controls) I have absolutely no chance of beating. 8) I love food cooked in Govinda’s restaurant. 9) I don’t think the world will end on 21/12/2012. 10)Teaching martial arts is one of my favourite things to do. 11) I think you’re very patient to have read to the end of this 11 things about me bit.

What is your favorite quote?

This isn’t so much a quote, it’s a speech. So here’s a link to the best speech you’ll ever listen to

๐Ÿ˜€ Please listen to it. Such powerful, moving words. Here’s the link.

What is your favorite season?

Spring. I feel most awake and alive at this time of year.

What is one of your hobbies?

Reading. I love to read books, blogs, and magazines where the writer expresses something they are passionate about. In particular, I enjoy reading things that get me thinking deeply about the subject.

What is your favorite form of exercise?

That’s a difficult question to answer; I like most forms of exercise. But if I have to chose one, then I’ll say breathing, simply because it has such a deep effect on every level of being, and always leaves me feeling amazing.

What is one piece of advice youโ€™d like to share with the world?

Smile every day. Try do it the moment you wake up. Smiling sets of a cascade of reactions in your body, releasing positive hormones that positively effect you on every level of your being. As well as this, it positively influences your surroundings and the people within them ๐Ÿ™‚

What is your biggest dream?

My biggest dream, I would have to say, is to realise my self ๐Ÿ™‚

Who is your hero/heroine?

Amma (the hugging saint).

Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

Superman. He fights for those who can’t; he always does the right thing even when he stands to lose everything himself. He’s a true altruist, a bit like Buddha, with the addition of some seriously cool superhuman powers.

Who is your favorite famous person and why?

Tommy Tiernan. He makes me laugh so much my stomach hurts.

What is your favorite book and why?

Seeds of consciousness. That book literally blow me away. After reading the first paragraph of this outstanding piece of work, my mind seemed to dissolve into nothingness. Reading seeds of consciousness was like glimpsing the pure nature of existence. By far the most profound words I’ve ever read. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj; what an amazing soul.

What is your dream retirement?

I’d love to retire to the countryside, and open a small private dojo, where I could train in and teach Martial arts and yoga to anyone willing to learn.

Now to the 11 bloggers I have nominated:

  • When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions.
  • You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you!
  • Make sure the blogs you chose have 200 or LESS followers

My 11 nominated bloggers:

My 11 questions to them:

What do you do to make yourself feel good?

If you only had 1 week to live, what would you do?

If you only had 10 seconds to live, what would you do?

What does the word love mean to you?

What advice would you give a random stranger who’s life you wanted to help improve?

What’s the sound of one hand clapping?

What’s your ideal job?

What do you need to do in order to get your ideal job?

What do you think about reality?

Are you dreaming your life, or are you living your dream?

What’s your favourite thing to eat? (if it sounds tasty, I’ll give it a go)

NOMINEES:

Irish rover

Declan

Jess

Patrick

To know Beauty

Aubury 27

Mary Claire

Chris

lleighh

Thane

Bert

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